Features Key features of the Xperia SP  vs M2 

screen size

Xperia SP
4.6"
Xperia M2
4.8"

screen resolution

Xperia SP
1280 x 720
Xperia M2
960 x 540

memory

Xperia SP
1 GB
Xperia M2
1 GB

processor

Xperia SP
Dual core
Xperia M2
Quad core

camera resolution

Xperia SP
8 MP
Xperia M2
8 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia SP

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia SP

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Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 319 ppi vs 229 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
Slightly longer standby time (3G) 42,336 min vs 38,016 min More than 10% longer standby time (3G)
View of Sony Xperia M2

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Sony Xperia M2

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 15% thinner
Slightly bigger screen 4.8" vs 4.6" Around 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia SP  vs M2 

8.0
5.0
The smartphone is always responsive and performs nearly flawlessly when handling even heavy tasks, while even the most intensive 3D games run at excellent framerates.
Xperia SP

8.0
6.0
The excellent camera and range of connectivity that includes NFC and 4G go hand-in-hand with a great design and a screen size that will be just right for someone that doesn't want a high-end 5-inch monster.
Xperia SP

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
5.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia SP  vs
M2 
Size 4.6" 4.8"
Resolution 1280 x 720 960 x 540
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 319 ppi 229 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 793.8 min 816 min
Standby time 41,760 min 41,616 min
Standby time (3G) 42,336 min 38,016 min
Capacity 2,370 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia SP  vs
M2 
Weight 155 g 148 g
Thickness 10 mm 8.6 mm
Size 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm 71.1 x 139.6 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.3 Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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